This map shows how many people in the Kansas City metro area were without power, as of 9:50 a.m. Tuesday. Green zones mean 1 to 49 people are without power; yellow means 50 to 499; orange means 500 to 999.
According to an update on the KCP&L website: "We have restored nearly 90 percent of our affected customers. During the span of the storm, we had approximately 73,000 customers without power...Currently, we have approximately 6,500 customers remaining without power."
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Although there were no serious injuries reported in Monday night’s severe storms, rain and powerful wind gusts knocked out power for thousands across the Kansas City metropolitan area.
Last month was the fifth wettest June on record, and that has helped ease drought conditions across Kansas.
Assistant State Climatologist Mary Knapp says June was a critical month, because in parts of Kansas it's normally the wettest month. A lack of June rain would have meant Kansas missed a good chance to reduce the drought.
July is also a wet month in some areas, and Knapp says possible cooler weather this month could help further reduce the drought.
Despite recent storms, parts of Missouri and all of Kansas are still experiencing some level of drought. What creates these extreme conditions, and how much rain does it take to bring us back to normal?
On Wednesday's Central Standard, we talk with Brian Fuchs, who explains the mechanics of a drought.
Brian Fuchs, Climatologist at the National Drought Mitigation Center
A hot, dry spring is sending mixed signals to Kansas climatologists trying to predict what kind of summer the Central Plains will have.
At the beginning of May, temperatures in Wichita, Kan., topped 100 degrees three times. Combine that with a lack of rain to the southwest, and crops across the state are starting to show signs of stress.
The booming thunderstorms and crazy spring weather have moved in, and any Midwesterner knows what comes with them—tornadoes. Most of us retreat to basements when those sirens sound, but a select few take that as a cue to go hunting for the cyclones.
Sleet, snow, and possibly a record low temperature for March - it's all moving our way.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the Kansas City metro area in effect from Saturday at 6 p.m. to Monday at midnight. According to the NWS, four to eight inches of snow is possible, as well as up to one inch of sleet.
Forget the responsibilities a snow day brings for a moment and embrace your inner child.
On Tuesday's Up to Date, we want your suggestions for the best sledding hill in KC. Plus, we all grumble about shoveling snow, so what’s the best way to do it? We talk with an expert to get you some tips and recommend the best kind of shovel.
A winter storm moved across the Kansas City metro Tuesday bringing heavy snow to the region. Forecasters expect snow to stop falling by early Wednesday, but the amount of snow will close some schools for the second consecutive day.
Kansas City area drivers may not love multi-inch snowfalls but since 2005 they have stood a better chance of getting through it. That was the first time something called a “tow-plow” showed up on highways and it was created in Kansas City as one-of-kind. Since those days, its use has spread to other parts of the county.
The contraption is pulled behind a truck instead of pushed from the front.
A winter storm that is expected to move across the Kansas City metro area Tuesday has prompted the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDot) to urge people to stay home, if possible.
"This storm is forecast to shape up much like the heavy snow we faced nearly a year ago," said MoDOT engineer Dan Niec, in a release Monday.
Niec said in February 2013 many employers sent workers home midday after they realized how heavy the snow was falling, clogging highways and interstates and bringing snow removal efforts to a standstill.
A storm is expected to move across the Kansas City area Tuesday bringing moderate to heavy snowfall.
A winter storm warning has been issued for 6 a.m. Tuesday until at least 9 a.m. Wednesday. Forecasters expect 6-10 inches of snow, with the heaviest accumulations across the Kansas City metro and the northern part of Missouri.
Due to the severe weather, the following schools have canceled classes:
Winter weather is expected to move across the Kansas City area this weekend, likely bringing freezing rain, snow and ice.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the Kansas City metro. Ice accumulations on Saturday are expected to be less than an inch, Saturday night could see up to eight inches of snow.